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romney in seclusion preparing for their first debate wednesday. chip reid shows us what to expect from the two season debaters. >>> paul ryan is in the state of new hampshire today >>> vice-president joe biden campaigned in florida where he argued the obama administration inherited a trillion dollar deficit from the bush administration >>> that the two wars on a credit card without paying a penny >>> president obama and mitt romney tucker downed cramming for next week's debate showdown both sides work hard to lower expectations by praising their opponent. romney says the president has the advantage is one of the talented political communicators in modern history obama says romney has the edge to betting about two dozen times during the republican primary >>> in the both have ample experience debating but gov. romney has more practice recently >>> she runs the annenberg center at university of pennsylvania >>> in the challenger has the opportunity to challenge she is competent to stand his own against the president a challenger who accomplishes that wins the first debate >>> jamison say
romney has a lot of catching up to do. >>> plus, important deadline the u.s. postal service couldn't deliver on. >>> milestone for the . >>> most of the country in the 60s and 70s 103 phoenix, 80 portland, 71 seattle. airports you can see all on time severe weather in atlanta could back up. without the clouds here not expecting delays in san francisco, oakland or san jose. >>> 4:48. fundraiser was held yesterday for the family of fallen chp officer kenyon youngstrom killed during a traffic stop on i-680 in alamo earlier this month. the support has been tremendous. >> the community outreach because eye done this, has just been unbelievable. i've had people pledge cash. we've got a website with the fallen heroes organization. we work closely with for a long time here in alamo. >> the restaurant owner is urging people who want to support youngstrom's widow and four children to drop off donations at the restaurant. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a resort in nevada, mitt romney has practice planned in massachusetts.
>>> this morning, it's crunch time. >> the pressure's on for the president and mitt romney, hunkering down today to prep for the first debate. and a brand-new poll shows who most voters expect to win in november. >>> ticketer shock, looking for the most popular things we buy. why a diaper supply shortage. >>> and open book. he realized his housekeeper's son was his. >>> and collision course, with a skateboard and a deer that comes out of nowhere. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm john muller. rob nelson is off this morning. >> and i'm paula faris. we begin this monday, the 1st of october, can you believe it? with a new abc news poll it comes just as the presidential candidates come out. >> tahman bradley starts us off from washington. >> reporter: good morning. it's hard to believe that the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debat
and exceeded this live up to 2024. >>> president obama and the challenger mitt romney are prepping for their first debate. in practice sessions mitt romney will get help from the ohio senator who will play the role of the president. president obama will look to massachusetts senator kerry to stand in for mitt romney. behind in recent polls some campaign watchers said that mitt romney has more riding on the debates as well as more to gain than the president. " of the challenger has the opportunity to establish is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the estates a challenger that accomplishes that and affect wins the first debate. >>> wednesday's debate gives the both the chance to explain their class at plans for the health care and the economy. will women will obviously played key role in this election and new polls show the they're more interested in men in issues impacting their pocketbook. and the presidential candidates know what. that's the latest campaign ad for the mitt romney camp a recent news poll shows 51 percent of men favor mitt romney and 5
and mitt romney are prepping for the first debate. to get help from the ohio senator will play the role of the present. and president obama will look to the massachusetts senator to stand in for mitt romney. and behind in recent polls, some campaign watchers say that mitt romney has more riding on the debates and to gain for the president >>> the president has a chance to show is competent to stand up against the president of the nine states. and to accomplish that and wins the first debate >>> wednesday's debates give both canada's a chance to explain it plans for health care in the economy. >>> the women are obviously kinda unusual if this election. if they're more interested in men and issues affecting their pocketbook. >>> to your daughter welcome to america. your share of the debt is over $50,000. >>> a recent poll shows that 51 percent of men favor mitt romney and 54 percent favor president obama. >>> the person that does not know whether next dollars and come from >>> i'm looking for to debates. i'm hopeful that >>> health care is the most important issue. the be listening when t
for republican presidential candidate mitt romney. several polls this morning show romney continuing to trail president obama in critical swing states new numbers come as both get ready for their upcoming debate. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we'll break down the new numbers. >>> we want a check of the weather. i do the street lamp test. >> what's the street lamp test? >> if i can see the moisture. >> you took years of meteorologist -- meteorologist rolling school. >> we need you mike. >> [ talking over each other ] >>> good morning. the clouds aren't as low, not as moisture laden as they were yesterday, still have flight arrival delays into sfo because the clouds are out there. santa rosa half mile visibility right now. clouds pull back to the coast where they will hang out with pockets of sun for you upper 50s to low 60s. 70s in the south bay, north bay, 80s mainly con betweened to the east bay valleys today. as far as around the monterey bay, low to upper 60s from monterey too santa cruz, 76 hollister possibly 82 around morgan hill. tomorrow, friday saturday, big wa
romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some dust. >> no, no! down! >> he just pile drives donald jones. >> touchdown! does his dance. >> and all that matters. >> the european staged an epic comeback to win the ryder cup. >> on "cbs this morning.
of fund-raising in california, mitt romney is now taking his campaign back to the bat ground states. we will show you what issues they are focusing on now. >>> happening right now, firefighters in southern california are rushing to contain this brushfire near the mexico border. the fire started this afternoon 65 miles east of san diego. within hours the flames spread to 1,000 acres. that's a mile and a half square. those who live nearby are under evacuation orders tonight. so far, no up with has been injured an the cause of the fire surnd investigation. >>> in the race for the white house, mitt romney answered the question today on whether his campaign is off course. that while republican supporters are demanding more from their candidate. here's nbc's peter alexander. >> reporter: looking to bounce back from a rough couple of weeks, the romney campaign is defiantly optimistic, but aware of the urgency to avoid distractions and effectively deliver its economic message. >> getting america back to work again. having people have dignity of a job with good pay. i will fight like the dickens
out of the battleground states. president obama breaking away from mitt romney in key regions with just 41 days to go. is romney poised to lose in must-win ohio? >>> party animal. how about this startling new twist on children's parties. that's right. that's a five-foot alligator in the pool with 8-year-olds. it's just $175. why the man behind it says it's all good, clean fun. >>> flaunting it. lady gaga responds to her critics for gaining weight by revealing more than she has before. posting candid snapshots online and opening up about her most personal struggle ever. could her opening up change the way that young girls look at their bodies? ♪ i'm on the right track baby i was born this way ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. happy wednesday. robin on her medical leave today. glad to have amy robach here with us. >> thank you. >> the whole gang here. a lot to get to today, including a showdown at the u.n., just hours from now. there's president ahmadinejad, of iran. he's set to address the general assembly, one day after president obama told the council that iran cannot get
to the race. it's much closer. when it comes to the race. shows the mitt romney at 49 losing to obama with 47. much closer in that regard. >> so the first one wednesday. then we have two more coming up. biggest one no doubt. >> 36 days to go. >> 36 days to go. my goodness. >> not that we are counting. >>> as the the war in afghanistan winds down, the u.s. military reached a grim new milestone. 2,000 service members have now died in the war. the latest casualty, it was over the weekend when a soldier died in a fire fight with afghan troops. an american civilian contractor was also killed in that battle. >>> all right, new findings this morning in the government's botched gun tracking program, fast and furious, with dozens more firearms linked to crimes in mexico. our new partner univision, reports 57 undiscovered guns, connected to fast and furious, recovered at the sites of murde least two massacres. >>> a detroit area woman who collected welfare despite winning $1 million lottery, found drug of possible drug overdose. amanda clayton was on probation for fraud paid back $5,500 to the state of
it is monday, september 24, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." mitt romney starts a new push in battle ground states and tells cbs news that his 14% tax rate is fair. >> have researchers found a road map to cure breast cancer. we'll ask a leading surgeon. >> arnold schwarzenegger opens up to "60 minutes" about family and politics. we'll talk with lesley stahl about that. "homeland" and "modern family" win big at the emmys. >> we begin this morning with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. úú economic freedom that built this economy in the first place. >> can you win this thing? >> i'm is going to win this thing. >> mitt romney tries to get back on message. >> responding to his critics romney promises to spend more time with voters and less time raising money. >> this is a campaign running out of time. we have 45 face left. giving anybody 45 face they can change everything. >> three dozen major wildfires are burning in nine states. two fires broke you want in southern california sending residents running. >> just grabbed what we could. >> the emmy goes to "homeland.
mr. obama holding a lead at six points. >> this ballgame for mitt romney right now. if he didn't do well it will be hard for him to get back. >> reporter: both candidates have check lists. romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list. show compassion, that he is confident and he can, indeed, connect to voters. >> all three of those things, he suffered over the last couple of months, especially the last couple of weeks. so in those three "c"'s that is where he has to do well. >> and team obama knows it can be a game changer. president has to look strong and not passive and avoid appearing impatient and don't be long winded. >> they are trying to get him to answer questions right to the point. it's like his style and way he comes across. >> president obama is in nevada this morning where he'll spend the next three days in the debate camp. with so much riding on wednesday's debate, the question remains can mitt romney turning the polls around? on this week, chris christie says, yes, he expects romney to do just that. >> every time mitt romney has to confronted in this campaig
that is already under way in some states as president oe obama and mitt romney try to hammer home their message. >>> police seize marijuana plants during a massive raid. almost every home in the neighborhood was involved in growing the marijuana. police descended on that neighborhood yesterday. the marijuana plants have an estimated street value of more than 2-1/2 million dollars. they say agents arrested 15 people on a variety of drug related charges. >>> authorities say they have three suspects in custody tonight in connection with the smash and grab robbery of a newark store. the suspects were among four armed robbers who stormed zenna jewelers. the robbers opened fire in the shop, used their weapons to smash display cases and fled with a duffel bag full of stolen goods. raymond jefferson of san francisco and two teenagers from oakland and hayward are now in custody. a fourth robber remains at large. >>> we want to bring you the latest now on that san francisco firefighter who we've been following as she fights breast cancer. we're told now that janet neves rivera underwent a double mastecto
under way in some states as president oe obama and mitt romney try to hammer home their message. >>> police seize marijuana plants during a massive raid. almost every home in the neighborhood was involved in growing the marijuana. police descended on that neighborhood yesterday. the marijuana plants have an estimated street value of more than 2-1/2 million dollars. they say agents arrested 15 people on a variety of drug related charges. >>> authorities say they have three suspects in custody tonight in connection with the smash and grab robbery of a newark store. the suspects were among four armed robbers who stormed zenna jewelers. the robbers opened fire in the shop, used their weapons to smash display cases and fled with a duffel bag full of stolen goods. raymond jefferson of san francisco and two teenagers from oakland and hayward are now in custody. a fourth robber remains at large. >>> we want to bring you the latest now on that san francisco firefighter who we've been following as she fights breast cancer. we're told now that janet neves rivera underwent a double mastecto
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weeks to election day. mitt romney and paul ryan teaming up in ohio for the start of a three-day bus tour. important political territory. voters in ohio could deter men who wins the november election. polls now show the president hold a slight lead. >>> president obama is right here in new york today where he will speak to the u.n. general assembly. yesterday, the president and first lady taped an interview which will air late tire day on "the view" and the interview comes 42 days before the election. barbara walters has a preview. >> governor romney on 60 minutes was asked, does he think it is fair that he pays a lower tax rate than somebody making $50,000 a year. he said yes. i think it is fair. and i also think that's the way you get economic growth. i have just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> reporter: we asked the president and first lady about their future, win or lose, come election day. what are you going to do with the rest of your life? >> well, first things first. we d
. >> the first debate against president obama and his challenger mitt romney is just three days away. karen traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for that you are first debate this wednesday. with the campaign duties. and vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to bach and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a stink stage with the high stacks showdown 2003 president obama and romney
presidential debate, why new poll numbers this morning shows mitt romney has a lot of catching up to do. >>> plus, the important deadline the u.s. postal service could not deliver on. why the future is looking murkier this morning. >>> milestone for digital disc that [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds. >>> time for our california forecast heat building up from with beaches in the 70s, 80s, 90s bay, 90s 100s inland more 100s through the central valley doppler is dry across the state. 100 in l.a. today, 86 san diego, 108 palm springs, tahoe 81°. big sur 87 today, not only are the beaches around here going t
. the president and mitt romney hunkering down to get ready. we're going to take you inside the debate camps. >> both sides, trying to lower expectations. >>> and the latest on a bizarre story out of florida. a high school teacher arrested in his classroom for putting a hit out on his fellow teacher. we're going to have the latest on that. >>> and you know google maps. you've heard of it. you can look at any street anywhere in america on your computer. but look at this. did google maps inadvertently capture a ufo on camera? >> oh, i hope so. >> we'll find out. >>> but first -- >> that's a cloud. >> thanks, sam. >> it looks like a cloud? >> it looks like a cloud to me. >> aw. >> boo. >> all right. >>> well, we have to move on, now, to a serious story. it's the very latest on the story out of minnesota. a deadly workplace shooting at a sign company. several people, including the gunman, were killed. others remain in critical condition at this hour. abc's alex perez is in minneapolis right now with the very latest on this. alex? >> reporter: good morning, amy. we are learning new details this m
on the global stage. >> while republican challenger, mitt romney, reenergizes his campaign with a bus tour through a key battleground state. it is "your voice, your vote" on this tuesday, september 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, i'm john muller. >> i'm sunny hostin. paula and rob are on assignment. we'll got to presidential politics and the first couple's appearance on "the view" in our top story. >>> then to southern california where high school students and soccer coach under arrest in a hazing scandal. we will bring you those details. they're disturbing. >>> also this morning, the plan to passion out the so-called morning-after contraceptive pill to students as young as 14 years old. what administrators and parents have to say about this. i am just not quite sure what i feel. >> this is a tough one. a lot of opinions. we'll talk about it. >>> a new glimpse inside john f. kennedy's presidency through secret recordings made in the oval office. his haunting words in an abc news exclusive. >>> first, president obama steps on to the world stage
romney dead and move on. >> on the counter side of that, again, i hold up the front page of the "new york times" this morning with the story. >> taking a step to say it may cost obama. >> i hope this becomes an issue in the debate. i know it's not structured at all foreclosure policy related. i hope they at lease get a question in. >> all right. let's move on to your head lions and tell you what else is happening at this hour. president obama made a phone call to prime minister benjamin netanyahu widespread criticism of failing to meet with him in person this week. the white house says they discussed a range of security issues and agreed they must prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. mitt romney also speaking with netanyahu about the country that he calls the world's greatest national security threat. >> we have very much have the same interest to make sure that iran does not develop nuclear capability which would threaten the existence of israel. threaten devastation potentially in other nations of the world. and we must make every effort to prevent them from developing that nuc
. the first debate between >> the first debate between barack obama special mitt romney is just four days away. while they are preparing for the showed own in denver on monday, their runningmates are in the battleground states. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney were out in the public eye today, as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. so the campaign trail duties fell to their runningmates. vice-president biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reins got turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in 8 years. >> reporter: with his path to the white house shrinking, florida's looking like a must-win for romney. but today, his runningmate, ckman paul ryan, focused on new hampshire, with four electoral votes. but ryan said that could be a difference in the race that will come to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. [cheering] >> reporter: the cam
obama and republican candidate mitt romney take a break to get ready for their first presidential debate next week dru levenson shows us both candidates sent running mates to battleground states. >>> vice-president joe biden plate to florida's older voters. first at a diner than a rally he said president obama wants to make sure medicare is around. >>> the action the president took strengthen medicare trust fund and exceeded its live up to 2024 >>> biden argued the republicans want to drastically change the program >>> that on want to tell you they're not for medicare there for a thing called a voucher care >>> and the vice presidential nominee hammered the obama administration for out of control borrowing and spending. >>> as a result the most of not fixing it our credit rating downgraded for first time in history >>> line said new hampshire's will help shape the election >>> get those people that promise to open change are demoralized now >>> the candidates prep for the first debate in practice sessions run it will get help from ohio senator who will play the role of the president pres
and into the obama column giving 255 likely votes to 206 for romney. 270 needed to win the election. and both campaigned today. the president seized on momentum, linking romney to comments that 47% of americans are victims who have been depending on the government. >> i don't believe we can get far with leader who's write off half of the nation as victims. i don't see a lot of victims i see hard working ohioins. that is what i see. >> near clearland romney tried to repair the damage, expressing empathy, claiming policies would help get them back to work. >> cutting through words you can look at record. and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then, you know it's time to choose a new leader. get a new coach. get america growing again. >> history says it's a must win for romney. >> and a tv you tell to change channels. and those are just some ideas out of a lab in palo alto for your smart phone or tab blet. there is at and t calls it a foundry. but it's producing new apps that tap into today's high speed wireless networks one idea started just six weeks ago. t
is just days away. why both sides of the political aisle say republican candidate mitt romney is ready to face president oe be ma. >>> oracle's open world 2012 has kicked off. what larry ellison debuted at today's event. >>> as residents fume on the latest fire in richmond, we learned lawmakers are getting ready to make a pitch to the refinery. the project at stake. >>> many people living in richmond have been highly critical of chevron following that recent mass ive fire at the refinery. ktvu has learned that the city will reach out to chevron hoping that the oil company will help revitalize the area. the city council is expected to make that request later this week in a story you will only see on 2. >> reporter: look in downtown richmond and you will see the signs, richmond welcomes lbnl. a major gift that the city wants to build upon with chevron. >> we're urging chevron to help create a research campus in richmond most particularly at marina bay because that's where berkeley labs are coming in. >> reporter: tom butts says the idea is with lawrence berkeley labs and chevron marina b
nominee mitt romney are campaigning today but their running mates are taking to the stage. vice president joe biden will rally in florida around 9:00 this morning. meanwhile, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is in new hampshire. this is not a live picture, but him at the event from this morning. despite the small size, new hampshire has become a key battle ground state. ryan was there just last week. the latest polls show the president ahead of mitt romney in nine battle ground states. mr. obama's biggest leads are in ohio, new hampshire, and iowa. of course, this could change in the weeks to come. the tightest races at this point are nevada and north carolina. the national average of those polled has president obama with a 49.5%, the potential vote 44% for romney. >>>in this weekend's presidential address president obama is calling on congress to help homeowners. >> last week mortgage rates were at historic lows. but instead of helping more and more hard working families take advantage of those rates. congress was away on break. instead of worrying about you they had alre
. the obama campaign has spent more than 40 million dollars in ads in ohio. romney campaign more than 20 million in three critical battleground states president obama is in the lead. romney campaign says their internal polling in those states shows a tighter race. >> they have to plant a flag in ohio and fight like crazy many >> reporter: romney's path to victory is shrinking. the president is within 15 electoral votes of the 270 he needs to win reelection. mitt romney would need to win nearly all of the remaining seven tossup states to win the white house. they all went for president obama in 2008. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> prep work gets in full swing today for next week's oracle open world the annual weeklong tech conference that brings in 50,000 gets underway sunday army of techs will begin transforming the moss mosconey center today. [ unintelligible ] >>> mike is here with the big story that affects everybody the weather it is changing. >> it is. today a little bit, tomorrow sunday, monday, big time changes heatwave coming in. what is slowing it today is thicker fog,
romney and his campaign even more critical. in eye way, early voting started yesterday and the turnout is breaking records, well over double four years ago. with an nbc poll reporting president barack obama leads romney in all key swing states, experts say it could hurt the gop. >> all totalled in these nine battleground states and we're going to see, look, romney needs a shift of a whole discussion and reframing of the campaign. >> romney says he's looking forward to the event and hopes for one liners and gotcha statements. >>> a ban of carrying rifles and shotguns, the new law makes it a misdemeanor to display an unloaded firearm outside of a vehicle. there are exemptions for hunters and rural areas. this was introduced after unloaded guns in protests and rallies over previous good laws. the ban sparked lengthy debates with the bill attempting to infringe on second amendment rights. >>> are you ready for football in los angeles? it's been 17 years since the raiders left l.a. to return to the bay area. here comes another attempt to get an nfl franchise in l.a. the city council in los
tonight, mitt romney and president obama subscribe their different visions for the economy. >> don't build these massive deficits that pass debt on to our kids. rebuild the foundations with great homes, great schools. entrepreneurship and innovation. keep government as a facilitator as freedom in america. don't have government take away the rights and the freedoms of the american people. >> romney told cbs news his campaign does not need to turn around. the videotape which he calls 47% of americans tax avoiders. the gop nominee rallied a crowd and will take a bus tour to ohio this week. president obama defended the economic progress so far. >> has what we've done worked? and the fact of the matter is what we've done has been effective in improving the situation in every area that we're talking about. when i made a decision to save the auto industry, that saved a million jobs. >> the president told cbs news he expects to work successfully with congress after the election. sticking with presidential business during the next few days. on tuesday speaks to the united nations. >>> more details
, a trend that could give president obama an edge over governor mitt romney on election day if republican voters don't think they can close the gap. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel reports now from washington. >> go up and down, we have plenty of time. >> history shows late september leads can evaporate by election day. in 1968, hub bert humphrey was down 15 points to richard nixon. while nixon won it was by less than 1%. in 1976, jimmy carter had a lead over gerald ford. after three debates, ford cut the lead to five points and led in the final gallup poll though narrowly lost. in 1980, carter maintained a consistent advantage over ronald reagan, but the final presidential debate changed everything leading to a reagan landslide. with polls now showing president obama building a lead over mitt romney in key battleground states, a democratic pollster and consultant who worked for jimmy carter says finding the right sample to survey can be tricky. >> we know from the exit polls and others, the republicans tend to respond to these polls less than oftentimes, particularly from
, mitt romney, speak at the clinton global initiative annual meeting also today. in nearly back-to-back speeches. hot topics for both, the u.s. response to anti-american protests across the muslim world. and we'll have more on this coming up. >>> now let's head to wall street and cnbc's courtney reagan is at the new york stock exchange. tell us more about the global bacon shortage on the way. al is very concerned this morning. he can't function. >> as are a number of others. this could be true, if you're a bacon lover, you better start hoarding it now. according to britain's national pig association, a worldwide shortage of pork and bacon next year is unavoidable. it's a result of the drought that hit much of the country this year. which damaged the crops used to feed the pigs. so the group predicts that the number of slaughtered pigs could fall by 10% in the second half of next year, and that could cause prices to double in some areas. natalie, back to you. >> stocking up now. courtney reagan, thanks. >>> what better way to show a little school spirit than to boogie down. the o
or break for mitt romney? the political dream team, brokaw, gregory, todd here to weigh in. >> thirst, remember the guinness world attempt for the most pullups in 24 hours. there has been a significant development overnight. we will talk to david coming up. >>> we want to begin with the deadly shooting at a business in minneapolis. kevin tibbles is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, witnesses say the alleged 36-year-old gunman may have lost his job here at the accent sign company sometime yesterday morning. he then turned a quiet afternoon tragic, opening fire on fellow employees. by the time he was done, five people were dead, including the shooter who turned the gun on himself. police say a man opened fire inside a small sign company late thursday afternoon. a woman living near the business says one worker took shelter in her home for about 30 minutes. >> he came running up the side of the garage in the front, asked my husband if he could use a phone, said he was running from the shooter. he watched his boss get shot and his best friend and two other people. it is tr
and mitt romney are finishing up some final campaigning and the big corporation will be taking over their schedules for the next couple of days and to the face of in denver. >> the clock is ticking down to wednesday's presidential debate with press didn't obama and mid kron going head-to-head. >> i think both are excellent in their own way we could argue that lead has had a lot more recent experience obviously but also part of it depends on flaw is moderating believes he's been to these 20 debates in the course of the primaries in new cranking rich and self to said he is the best debater. the republicans said they think he is a terrific the better. mitt romney is preparing for the debates and carry play the role of standing for president obama in during the mock debate. i think people should expect romney is going to come in their prepared he is going to do very well because he has done very well in all of the debates. >> i think sometimes we expect major breakthroughs but that doesn't happen very often happen with reagan and mondale with reagan and carter, but frankly i cannot reme
who is going to have the best zingers. no, no. governor romney, he's a great debater. >> reporter: the new poll shows him with the razor-thin lead among voters. when voters are asked who they expect to win, 63% of voters told us they think the president will win in november. as for the all important debate, 56% said they expect the president to win. both campaigns deep in debate prep. both trying to lower expectations. >> all right. >> reporter: with one notable exception. republican chris christie telling george, expect a difference race. >> when we get to thursday morning, george, you'll be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race. >> reporter: and if the president argues that romney wants to cut taxes for the rich, christie's response -- >> stop lying. he's saying that the wealthy will pay just as much. >> reporter: romney does say he would eliminate tax cuts across the board, but would lower common deductions, too. with the new poll showing the majority expecting the president to win the debate, the president's focus will be to avoid unforced errors. like president bush
politics. president obama and mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today as romney looks to repair the damage from that 47% comment that was recorded at a fundraiser. peter alexander is with the romney camp in springfield this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. when it comes to the battlegrounds, there are three, florida, ohio, and virginia, both mitt romney and the president held dueling events in ohio on wednesday. today, they are both here in virginia. another state where romney is trailing in the polls. >> reporter: campaigning in ohio wednesday, both president obama and mitt romney were keenly aware of the buckeye state's place in history. no republican has won the white house without it. romney went out of his way to show his compassionate side greeting world war ii veterans and courting working class families. >> these are tough times even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: it's a delivered effort, analysts say, with a tv ad designed to sh
-- ♪ ♪ >> less than one week until the first debate between president obama and mitt romney and both will be spending the weekend getting ready. the president will be in nevada this weekend for his preparation. romney campaign trying to lower expectations, released a memo yesterday, calling the president one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. romney's team goes on to add the debates will not decide the election in iowa early voting already underway. this is yesterday in iowa city, 32 other state as will you early voting, including california in 2008, 30% of all votes were cast before election day either by mail or in person. that percentage is expected to be higher this year. >>> congressman todd akin is running for senate in missouri his opponent is incumbent claire mccaskill the two recently debated after he told a newspaper mccaskill was aggressive towards him he said she was more ladylike in her 2006 election than this time around. several democrats are calling the comments demeaning to women. >>> apple's ceo tim cook apologizes for problems with the
. >>> romney and obama trying to l lower expectations ahead of the first presidential debate. >> he's a debater. i'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his failed marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s.
on a guilty driver. the bill was authored by joe submity. >>> mitt romney is predicting a come from behind victory in pennsylvania. >> i've got a secret and that obama campaign thinks that pennsylvania is in their pocket, they don't have to worry about it and you're right and they are wrong. >> reporter: recent polls in pennsylvania show romney trailing by more than 10 points in some polls. the nominee blasted president obama. tonight the president was in washington speaking about the economy. >> the question right now is whose plan is going to keep us moving forward. you guys are a little biased. >> all of this comes as the university of denver is getting ready for the first presidential debate. the two will face off wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 our time. the election is still more than a month away but coming up in 13 minutes why it's almost too late to reach some voters. >>> cellcell phones using google or android are in danger of being wiped clean. it can happen when opening a website -- the problem requires a software update in order to fix it. >>> apple ceo is apologizing
of his campaign, mitt romney's campaign is focused on jump-starting the defense and economic message with many republicans pressing him to sharpen his tone. looking to restore confidence in his campaign, a defiantly optimistic mitt romney rallied supporters under the lights in denver late sunday. >> i need your help. we have got to stand together. we have got to work together. we're taking back america. we must keep this nation the hope of the earth! >> reporter: earlier romney refused to concede he's an underdog in a series of battleground states and accused the president of consistently distorting his positions. >> i'm not going to try to fool people into making people think things he doesn't. he's trying to fool people to make them believe i think things that i don't. and that ends during the debate. >> reporter: privately romney and the president have been preparing for the debates, the first here in denver next week, but publicly the two campaigns are trying to lower expectations, even complimenting their opponent's debate skills. for his part on "60 minutes," president obama de
: this week mitt romney hammered the president over what he characterizesed as the president's response to the benghazi attack. he said the development in the middle east are bumps in the road. that was my reaction. bumps in the road. we had an ambassador assassinated. >>reporter: today as if in reresponsible the president invoke the memory of ambassador stevens. >> we must reaffirm our future will be determined by people lick chris stevens and not by his killers. >>reporter: mr. obama called the video that sparked the protest crude and disgusting. then added this lesson in tolerance. >> like me the majority of americans are christian and yet we do not band blast themy against our sacred belief. i think people will call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >>reporter: at the children top global initiative conference g.o.p. challenger mitt romney didn't repeat his criticism of the president over the so-called bump in the road. but instead insinuated the president has not done enough. >> ambassador to libya was says 98 ed in a terrorist attac
. >>> in election news, mitt romney and president obama will be raising election cash. romney made stops at philadelphia and boston where fund-raisers are expected to generate a combined $8 million. president obama will keep his campaign close to washington where he has three fund-raising events. over the weekend, both candidates will take time out other -- for -- will take time out. >>> 7:46. also in the race for the white house, roseanne barr was in oakland, using her powerful voice in a protest. >> government's not supposed to be run like a business! [ cheers ] >> she was at a forum on medical marijuana at oakster tam university last night -- oaksterdam university last night. >> do you smoke marijuana? >> absolutely. i have a prescription. i have for several years. for most of the my life. >> now, her running mate is anti-war activist, cindy sheehan. they are hoping to get people registered to the peace and freedom party so it can stay on the ballot here in california. >>> federal officials broke up a cocaine ring that was moving drugs from california to colorado every month. here's s
. they have the 50 is homicide in the city. >> president obama has a lead over mitt romney. in the latest wall street journal point the president is seven points ahead of rummy and answer. 54 percent and that up in carolina. 74 percent and nevada. they 4 percent were undecided and their vote. 86 percent strongly supported their candidate. president obama won all of these states and the 2008 election. we will be airing the first presidential debate that is coming out october 3rd. >> peace and freedom nominee roseanne barr speaking last night in oakland. she is running for president. there was a fall house where she appeared and her main talking point is marijuana legalization. there she was outraged by dea raid on legal cannabis clinics. >> obama sent federal troops against a states' rights. almost the very same week that he said it merritt equality was a state's rights issue. >> roseanne decided to run because she is fed up with the two-party system in america. the time now is 637 and we'll be back with more and just a few minutes. to get you going on a friday morning, it should not be that ha
as 45 days ahead of an election. volunteers from both the obama and romney camps have been canvassing neighborhoods hoping to attract those early voters. >>> in his weekly internet address, president obama blasted republicans in congress for blasting a vote to help homeowners refinance their mortgages. >> but republicans in congress work to keep it from even getting to a vote. and here we are seven months later still waiting on congress to act. >> mr. obama says the plan would save many homeowners on average $3,000 a year on their mortgages. >>> governor jerry brown today said he had vetoed a bill that would have banned disrupting cell phone service without a court order. the bill was authored in the wake of a decision by b.a.r.t. last year to cut cell phone service in an effort to disrupt a planned protest. brown says that the bill could quote divert attention away from a true emergency by requiring the court order. the governor urged the lawmakers who authored the bill to work on an amended version of the bill. >>> california lawmakers will no longer get a discount on vanity license
in that province are americans. >>> mitt romney and president barack obama are preparing for the debate in denver. president barack obama talked about the upcoming debate in los angeles. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussing about what we need to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. >> he will remain in nevada for the debate and chris christy will on draft. this whole race will be turned upside down some thursday morning. >>> one week from today, president barack obama comes back here to the bay area hosting campaign money. he will be hosting a dinner in san francisco. that dinner will be followed by a concert. the concert tickets start at $100 and go up to $7,500 for premium seats and also a chance to take a picture with the president. musical guests have not been announced. >>> and governor jerry brown has signed several bills into law and we will have more on why hundreds of prison inmates may soon go free. >>> how is the commute, sal? >>> you know, sal? >>> we have more traffic in lafayette and it is a little bit slow between wal
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